- Podcast: Americans’ Blood Levels of Trans Fats on the Decline
Thanks to a push by public health agencies like the CDC, some Americans are eating less trans fats. That’s good news for heart health, because trans fats raise the risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Podcast: Drugs for Adult ADHD Safe for the Heart
Young and middle-aged adults taking drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don’t seem to have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
- Podcast: Healthy Habits May Help Heart and Block Cancer
Want to prevent both heart disease and cancer? Here’s how: Don't smoke, maintain a healthy weight, and control blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Podcast: Heart Disease Rates Dropping in America
Americans may be getting fatter, but their hearts are getting healthier, according to a new report from the CDC.
- Podcast: Is Marriage Good Medicine for Bypass Patients?
An intriguing new study finds that married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery.
- Podcast: 'Million Hearts' Program Launched
U.S. health officials have set an ambitious goal: prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. The goal is both easy and hard; easy, because officials know the steps needed to improve heart health, and hard, because the program focuses on prevention.
- Podcast: Multiple Blood Pressure Readings Give More Accurate Diagnosis
One reading at your doctor’s office is not enough information to accurately gauge your blood pressure, according to new research.
- Podcast: 'Silent,' Irregular Heartbeat Raises Stroke Risk
Even when a person has no obvious symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AF) – palpitations or a racing heart – AF may still make a stroke more likely. This is especially true if the person has other stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure.
- Podcast: Stopping Daily Aspirin Increases Risk for Heart Attack
Up to half of all patients who take a daily aspirin to help prevent blood clots eventually halt their medication. That puts them at greater risk for having a heart attack.
- Podcast: Young Adults Don’t Think About Heart Health
Nearly half of young adults in the U.S. say they are not concerned about heart disease or stroke and don’t believe their current behavior will affect their health later on.